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Don’t want to do ‘moral policing’: Govt. tells SC on porn ban

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New Delhi: The Central Government on Monday told the Supreme Court that it does not believe in a totalitarian state and cannot become a moral police on the porn ban issue.

The government told an apex court bench headed by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu that it has blocked the porn sites dealing with child pornography and added that this is a standard accepted practice across the globe.

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said a debate on the issue is needed in the Parliament and the society.

Advocate Vijay Panjwani, who is representing Kamlesh Vasvani, welcomed the government’s stand on child pornography but demanded ban on all adult websites.

“My main prayer is to block all pornography. I also appreciate the government’s step that their attention had been drawn to child pornography and ban will continue,” said Panjwani.

“It is not a matter of moral policing. I want enforcement of 67 and 67A and 67B Sections of the Information Technology Act which prohibits transmission of sexually explicit act,” he added.

The apex court is hearing the Public Interest Litigation, which has sought the ban of websites that have porn content. (ANI)